I know everybody thinks I am too busy in the jet world.... true.... but I decided to do a super upgrade on my Vario turbine Lama. I just installed the new helicommand HC3 Extreme. I heard such great comments from this unit on a large Vario Alloute III from some friends in Europe that I have to give it a try. Let me tell you, the unit is a jewel! and the setting up via their software it’s so logical and simple to understand, absolutely perfect for scale helicopters. Thank you for Mr. Dave Hollins at Vario Germany that provided me with the software configurations for my Lama for the HC3 Extreme. It only took some minor adjustments to get it ready. The systems have passed all my rigorous bench testing with flying starts. I used to have a Vstabi….. and it was a lot more complicated to understand on the programming side.
I also upgrade all my servos from Futabas 9206 to JR High Voltage 8711 and that included upgrading my spectrum Rec to the new 1222 with the high voltage bus. I am using 2 duralites with 5,200 mha each….. so plenty of power for those demanding digital servos. Now I will be using my JR 12X transmiter insted of my MC24 with the 12channel spectrum module. My MC 24 has almost every switch you can posible imagine plus it look brand new. I might put my MC 24 Spectrum for sale as it doesn't make any sense for me to have 2 12channels transmiters.
One think that it was in my mind for a long time was to replace some of the plastic links for the swash plate. Those links are sell by Starwood models and are the very best I have ever seen in the industry.
After a few business trip I have coming up I will be burning hopefully gallons of Jet fuel in the Lama! Wish me luck and enjoy the pictures. I am planning to push the Lama to the limits doing some new maneuvers.